By Favour Nnabugwu
The Global President of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, (LAUTECH) Alumni Association Worldwide, and Warri based Oil Magnate, Hon Solomon Onilede, also known as Limo alongside other executive members extended empowerment packages to two less privileged LAUTECH graduates, on Saturday.
The association under Hon. Limo had its first presentation of one million naira to Kewejo John Babatunde, a physically challenged graduate of the institution at MRS Filling Station, Mokola Roundabout in Ibadan, in order to support him as a commercial driver.
Hon Limo harped on the financial intervention to cushion the effect of economic realities on the selected beneficiaries while also acting as a safety net during these tough times.
Mr Kewejo extended his profound gratitude to the Association for coming to his rescue and being a beacon of support for his family.
The LAUTECH Alumni Association, Oyo State Chapter, pledged to grant Mr. Kewejo’s firstborn a scholarship up to the university level.
The second recipient who went to Lautech to return his certificate and refund of all that he spent while he was a student.
Osunleke Oludare Alaba, who requested a refund of his school fees because he had been struggling since he graduated in 2015 and the certificate had not brought him any financial benefit since he acquired it, was additionally given N500,000 by the LAUTECH Alumni Association Worldwide to help him settle in at BCOS, Orita Bashorun, Ibadan.
In his remarks, Mr. Alaba highlighted that the incident that prompted him to want to return his certificate was not intended to be a publicity gimmick, but rather to unequivocally explain the issues he has faced and how the certificate has failed to make his life better.
He also praised the organization for giving him such a large sum of money to help him establish himself.